December 14, 2012 |
After the Lakers lost their fourth straight game Thursday night, Kobe Bryant remarked, "Right now I wish we had the Washington Generals on our schedule. " The Lakers are set to visit the Washington Wizards on Friday, the second night of a back-to-back. If, however, Bryant is truly interested in playing the Generals, that opportunitiy is readily available. Via their Twitter account ( @Globies ), the Harlem Globetrotters offered to set something up against their regular sparring partners.
February 24, 2011
They pair a mastery of basketball skills with a sly humor that pokes holes into the ego of professional sports. The Harlem Globetrotters still have the best record in athletics and bring their virtuoso antics on a swing of Southland venues, including stops in Ontario, Anaheim and L.A. 7 p.m. Thurs., Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim; noon Sun., Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa Ave., L.A..
February 24, 2011 |
In a uniform green as money, in a town predicated on losers and longshots, leave it to me to find the biggest can't-win bet of all time: the Washington Generals. Now, like you I don't want to merely beat an opponent, I want to crush his spirit. Chess champ Bobby Fischer used to say that the point he relished most was when he broke a man's ego. That's what I'm talking about. So, when I had those mouthy Harlem Globetrotters on the ropes the other night in Las Vegas, I started to feel the warm rush of victory in my veins.
December 5, 2010 |
Jim Murray once called Meadowlark Lemon an American institution, a description the longtime Harlem Globetrotters star claims mystifies him. "I don't know what that means," he says. Oh, but he does. "We were part of something that America needed at one time," Lemon says of the Globetrotters. "America needed Joe Louis. America needed Arnold Palmer. America needed Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Armstrong. "And America and the world at one time needed people like the Harlem Globetrotters and Meadowlark Lemon.
October 8, 2010 |
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters when the team played to sold-out crowds in Moscow at the height of the Cold War in 1959. As the Globetrotters mark their 85th season this year, you can score two free tickets when you stay at Howard Johnson hotels. The deal : The Double Dribble package requires a two-night stay — prepaid and nonrefundable — and comes with vouchers for two tickets to see the Globetrotters anywhere they play.
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September 9, 2010 |
John Kluge, a billionaire entrepreneur and pioneer in independent television-station ownership whose Metromedia Inc. stations formed the basis for News Corp.'s Fox network, has died. He was 95. Kluge died Tuesday at his home in Albemarle County, Va., said University of Virginia spokeswoman Marian Anderfuren, who gave no cause of death. Kluge donated more than $63 million to the university during his lifetime, including his Albemarle estate, which was valued at more than $45 million in 2001.